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    SubjectRe: 2.6.12 udev hangs at boot
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    On Mon, 2005-06-20 at 10:34 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 01:24:23PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > > Greg KH wrote:
    > > >On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 01:04:10PM +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
    > > >
    > > >>Greg, any plans to distribute udev and hotplug within kernel tarballs
    > > >>so that people do not need to track such changes continuously?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >Nope. But if you use udev, you should read the announcements for new
    > > >releases, as I did say this was required for 2.6.12, and gave everyone a
    > > >number of weeks notice :)
    > >
    > > Since udev is required for booting, it sounds like you're putting people
    > > in an upgrade-or-no-boot situation.
    >
    > Well, they don't _have_ to upgrade their kernel :)
    >
    > > That's lame. The kernel should support udev's out in the field, on
    > > people's boxes (RHEL, SLES?, Fedora, ...).
    >
    > This was caused by an unfortunate assumption in older versions of udev
    > about what was contained in the sysfs tree. udev is now fixed to not
    > make that assumption. So this was not a kernel bug, but a udev/libsysfs
    > one (and I wasn't going to keep the old kernel behavior for this minor
    > issue.)
    >
    > As for working with people's boxes, only the very oldest versions of
    > udev (like the reported 030 version which is a year old and I do not
    > think shipped by any distro) would have the "lockup" issue. On all of
    > the other ones, only custom rules written by users would have issues
    > (meaning, not work). I do not know of any shipping, supported distro
    > that currently has a boot lockup issue (if so, please let me know.)

    SLES 9 shipped with udev-021.

    http://www.novell.com/products/linuxpackages/enterpriseserver/i386/udev.html

    Is that effected by this?

    josh

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